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Health equity, diversity, and intersectionality in Public Health education

Evidence on health inequalities and the social determinants thereof become more and more well-documented in scientific public health research — and the evidence base is still growing. Concepts like intersectionality and diversity are increasingly recognised in public health research to gain a deeper understanding of health inequalities between and within population groups. Through taking an intersectional lens, the interconnection of different social positions like ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status that translate into health inequalities becomes visible. Yet, we see a gap in translating the evidence into public health education, especially in the European context.

To promote integrating diversity and intersectionality in public health education, a working group of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) led by Bielefeld University has developed teaching syllabi. They will be rolled out this year in late summer and will offer a guide and hands-on material to teachers to integrate diversity and intersectionality in public health education.

In this survey, we aim to explore the current status of diversity and intersectionality in public health education in European schools of public health. We are interested in the experiences and perceptions on diversity and intersectionality in public health education from people who actively engage in public health education. The collected data will be used to draw conclusions for the implementation of the diversity and intersectionality syllabi.

We expect that it will take you about 10 to 20 minutes to complete the survey.

We assure you that we treat all individual data confidentially. We follow the German Data Protection Act and the European General Data Protection Regulation and will use your data only for the purpose of this study. All published data will be aggregated and made completely anonymous. It will not be possible to draw conclusions about your person through the combination of individual data (e.g., age, profession). You can find more detailed information on the study and data protection in the information attached below.

If you have questions about the study, the data collection, or your participation, please send an email to Emma Schlegel, who is conducting this survey:

emma.schlegel@uni-bielefeld.de

We are looking forward to your participation and thank you in advance for your time and your trust.

Sincerely,

Emma Schlegel, on behalf of the ASPHER working group

About the ASPHER working group

 

Who are we?

We are a group of researchers and young professionals from ASPHER (associate) member schools. Lisa Wandschneider, Dr. Yudit Namer, and Prof. Dr. Oliver Razum from the School of Public Health at Bielefeld University coordinate the working group. Prof. Dr. Suzanne Selig, Ines Siepmann, Diana Poder, Dr. Hanna Luetke-Lanfer, Lorena Wetzel, Olena Skrypnikova and Emma Schlegel are active members of the working group.

 

What is this survey about?

Evidence on health inequalities and the social determinants thereof become more and more well-documented in scientific public health research – and the evidence base is still growing. Concepts like intersectionality and diversity are increasingly recognised in public health research to gain a deeper understanding of health inequalities between and within population groups. Through taking an intersectional lens, the interconnection of different social positions like ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status that translate into health inequalities becomes visible. Yet, we see a gap in translating the evidence into public health education, especially in the European context.

 

To promote integrating diversity and intersectionality in public health education, a working group of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) led by Bielefeld University has developed teaching syllabi. They will be rolled out this year in late summer and will offer a guide and hands-on material to teachers to integrate diversity and intersectionality in public health education.

 

In this survey, we aim to explore the current status of diversity and intersectionality in public health education in European schools of public health. We are interested in the experiences and perceptions on diversity and intersectionality in public health education from people who actively engage in public health education. The collected data will be used to draw conclusions for the implementation of the diversity and intersectionality syllabi.

 

We expect that it will take you about 10 to 20 minutes to complete the survey.

 

We assure you that we treat all individual data confidentially. We follow the German Data Protection Act and the European General Data Protection Regulation and will use your data only for the purpose of this study. All published data will be aggregated and made completely anonymous. It will not be possible to draw conclusions about your person through the combination of individual data (e.g., age, profession).

 

If you have questions about the study, the data collection, or your participation, please send an email to Emma Schlegel, who is conducting this survey:

 

emma.schlegel@uni-bielefeld.de

 

We are looking forward to your participation and thank you in advance for your time and your trust.

 

Sincerely,

 

Emma Schlegel, on behalf of the ASPHER working group

 

 

Consent

 

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You can at any time withdraw your consent to participate in this survey without giving reasons.

 

Data protection

 

We assure you that we will treat all individual data confidentially. We follow the German Data Protection Act and the European General Data Protection Regulation and will use your data only for the purpose of this study. The collected data will be stored on a protected drive that only members of the research team can access. All collected data will be anonymised.

 

We collect demographic data in aggregated form to be able to describe the participant population. The data will be used and published in aggregated form only. It won’t be possible to draw conclusions about your person through the combination of individual data (e.g., profession, country of school).

 

General Data Protection Regulation

You can at any point exert the rights guaranteed through the General Data Protection Regulation:

  • Withdrawal (Art. 7, Sec. 3 GDPR): The data subject shall have the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time.
  • Information obtainment (Art. 15 GDPR): You have the right to obtain information about which data concerning your person are processed.
  • Rectification (Art. 16 GDPR): If the data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete, you may request the correction of incorrect data or the completion of incomplete data.
  • Erasure (Art. 17 GDPR): You can request the deletion of your data at any time.
  • Restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR): You may request that the processing of data concerning you be restricted.
  • Objection (Art. 21 GDPR): You may at any time object to the processing of data concerning you.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR): If you believe that data protection regulations are not being observed when processing your data, you can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.

 

If you want to exert any of these rights, please contact the data protection officer of Bielefeld University:

 

Frau Anja Schmid

Universitätsstraße 25, 33615 Bielefeld

Tel.: + 49 (0)521-106 5225

E-Mail: anja.schmid@uni-bielefeld.de
 

 

Contact

If you have any questions about the survey, the data collection, or your participation, please send an email to the person responsible for the survey.

 

Contact information

Person responsible for the survey:

 

Emma Schlegel

Bielefeld School of Public Health, Germany

Email: emma.schlegel@uni-bielefeld.de

 

Coordinator of the ASPHER working group:

 

Lisa Wandschneider

Bielefeld School of Public Health, Germany & ASPHER associate fellow

Email: lisa.wandschneider@uni-bielefeld.de